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batteries, like the one that caught fire in boston, is a concern. the ntsb is looking at that very carefully because they could be tough customers. >> the markets are already unhappy. how big of a problem is this for boeing? >> it is a bump in the road. but if they come up with another problem, they will take another hit, probably a tougher one. >>> haiti, tomorrow marks three years since a powerful earthquake devastated the country. more than 200,000 people were killed, many more are still living in tent cities. jonathan was there on that fateful day and has written a book documenting the struggle to recover. >> i heard this rumbling outside, and then the bed began to shake and the floor began to shake and the whole house started falling down around me. my name is jonathan katz. i was the associated press correspondent in haiti from 2007 to 2011, which included the afternoon of january 122010, when at 4:53 in the afternoon a massive earthquake struck and destroyed most of the country's capital, including the house that i was in. i have written a book about how the world came to save haiti a
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the other a cracked windshield. phil lebeau is tracking information from washington. >> the ntsb said, this is af plane, feel confident if you are playing it. at the same time, the faa launched a special review looking at reliability and safety of the 787 dreamliner. it'll be run by the faa. but boeing will be assisting in that review and so will some of the suppliers, no doubt, as they look at electronics and use of lithium ion batteries on the dreamliner. remember a lithium ion battery was traced to be the source of the fire of the 787 that caught on fire while parked at a gate in boston on monday. in 2007 the faa made special rules for the use of lithium ion batteries on airplanes because of flammability can concerns. with all of that said, listen to what the head of the faa and secretary of transportation add to say when asked point blank, is it safe to fly the dreamliner. >> there's nothing that data has said that would suggest this airplane is not safe. >> i believe this plane is safe and i would have absolutely no reservation of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight.
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they're saying that. but we have the faa all over the airplane, the ntsb all over the airplane. i think the risk for the -- i see two camps on this stock. you have the teethers, those who believe everything is a teether problem, and the tip of the icebergers saying could this be something else. i think with this investigation going on and the faa already actively on the airplane, it will be difficult to take event, especially if it's a severe event, and say, this is fine, this is fine. long term they're going to sort it out. i agree with what jim cramer said, i'm in the same camp that said, why not do a derivative play on this story, if you have more risk maybe someone like spirit aero systems. >> at what point do you say this is the point of fear of investors are running? that's the time to get in the stock. we've seen that in different scenarios, that we don't know what we don't know, as you said. that is exactly the time you wanted to go in. what's going to make that turning point for you, do you think? >> well, i have to say, because there's a formal investigation, normally th
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catch the attention of the ntsb, faa and aviation experts. united, which flies the only six 787s operating domestically, says it has no plans to take its dreamliners out of service. boeing says, it has extreme confidence in the 787. and it is 100% safe to fly. today, the faa will say, if it agrees. sources tell abc news that the faa is not going to ground the plane, signaling at least for now it doesn't feel the plane's problems are safety issues right now. and it is safe to fly. george? >> okay, jim. thanks. >>> we have a medical alert about america's most popular sleeping pill. and this one is especially for women. the fda says the recommended dose of ambien and its generic twin is too high. and they want to cut it in half. lisa stark has the story. >> reporter: there's been case after case of sleep driving on ambien and its generic. it happened with this new jersey woman. and recently, to kerry kennedy, the daughter of robert kennedy. >> i remember getting on the highway. and then, i have no memory. >> reporter: there are reports of sleep eating. even sleep sex. i found out wh